India’s first music and adventure festival, Orange Festival, in Arunachal Pradesh is hosting metal legend Malmsteen. Get ready for four days of music, adrenaline and camping at the foothills of the Himalayas!
The third edition of the one-of-its-kind Orange Festival of Adventure and Music (OFAM) is back this month and will be held over four days from 15–18th December. Hosted in the breathtaking Lower Dibang Valley’s quaint village Dambuk, Orange Festival returns this year as the venue for world famous metal guitarist, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN’s FIRST-EVER SHOW IN INDIA.
“I’m very excited to play in India for the first time and can’t wait to see all my Indian fans and rock out to a very magical night”, Malmsteen says.
Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s. His largely instrumental debut album, Rising Force, provided the major catalyst for the ’80s guitar phenomenon known as “shredding,” in which the music’s main focus was on impossibly fast, demanding licks. Malmsteen released a series of albums over the course of the ’80s and recorded at a prolific, rapid pace, continuing to play the music he loved in his patented neo-classical style.
Conceptualised in 2014 by local man Abu Tayeng, from its first edition, OFAM in Arunachal Pradesh established itself as India’s premier festival dedicated to an unusual variety of adventure sports and music and is the perfect venue to host Malmsteen.
This year OFAM 2016 continues to host an array of bands both from the northeast and the mainland including Menwhopause (Delhi), Ganesh Talkies (Kolkata), Yesterdrive (Arunachal Pradesh), Frisky Pints (Delhi/Mizoram), Shubhangi Joshi Collective (Mumbai), Ginger Feet (Kolkata/Darjeeling). Itanagar-based hard rock band Tani and metal band Sacred Secrecy will open for Yngwie Malmsteen on the 17th of December. The Baby Boomers from Bhutan will also play the festival this year.
WHEN: December 15–18, 2016 Music begins at 5pm everyday WHERE: Dambuk Village, Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh DETAILS ON www.orangefestivaldambuk.com TICKETS AVAILABLE ON https://www.instamojo.com/orangefestival/ CONTACT +91 9560560529 firstname.lastname@example.org